Windows 10: Windows update cleanup doesn't free up any disk space on my win10 labtop

Discus and support Windows update cleanup doesn't free up any disk space on my win10 labtop in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I settings -> system -> storage -> free up space now. It said that there are 7.3 GB of "Windows Update Cleanup". I then clicked "Remove files" in hope... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by HaoDong1, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. HaoDong1 Win User

    Windows update cleanup doesn't free up any disk space on my win10 labtop


    I settings -> system -> storage -> free up space now. It said that there are 7.3 GB of "Windows Update Cleanup". I then clicked "Remove files" in hope to free up some space.


    Immediately after the cleanup finished, I check the free disk space, and supprisely found that it goes down from 52.9 GB to 51.7 GB. I tried to free up space again, but this time it said that there doesn't exist any windows update files.


    It simply doesn't make any sense since I didn't download any file or install any apps during the cleanup. The same thing actually happend once before, eating 11.4 GB of my C: disk space after an update.


    I also checked c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, but it only takes up 1.29 GB. I hope someone can tell me the exact direction of such "Windows Update files", so I can delete it mannully.

    :)
     
    HaoDong1, Nov 22, 2019
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  2. DISK CLEANUP

    Hello,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Which files are you trying to delete using disk clean up?
    2. Which version of Windows are you currently using?


    Please reply back with the information to the above questions in order to provide you with appropriate troubleshooting steps:



    I understand that you are trying to free up memory using Disk Cleanup. If you are trying to delete files using disk cleanup on Windows 10, I suggest you to refer the following article on

    Disk cleanup in Windows 10
    for steps to perform disk clean up on your PC.



    Hope it helps.



    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Nov 22, 2019
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  3. user33331 Win User
    Win10: windows update stuck at never ending loop ?

    When in win10:
    • Update&security -> Windows update -> Finding update... .... .... ....
    Planning to download the latest Win10.ISO (vers.1803) and manually update:
    - Then wait that my ordered new SSD arrives and clone the old HDD to it.
     
    user33331, Nov 22, 2019
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  4. 95Viper Win User

    Windows update cleanup doesn't free up any disk space on my win10 labtop

    95Viper, Nov 22, 2019
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